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Two Projects Are Filming Again. Here’s How They’re Doing It.

In Iceland, a Netflix series relied on testing and color-coded armbands. In Australia, the entire cast and crew of a Stephen King adaptation quarantined together.

Baltasar Kormakur, the Icelandic director best known in the United States for “Everest” and “Contraband,” turned to a color-coded armband system to get his Netflix sci-fi series “Katla” back into production in Reykjavik after the coronavirus shut it down in mid-March.

“Extra Credit Adventure Edit”

Live and Online: Finalist Films Premiere, 5/13/2020 at 7 p.m. 

The Extra Credit Adventure Edit was launched in early April by the Maine Outdoor Film Festival (MOFFs) as a way to support filmmakers and create some positivity during these weird times. The submitted films are outdoor and conservation minded and high-energy (aka really fun to watch).

Check out the list of films – and register to receive a private screening link – below.

The Pine Tree State on the big screen – Maine in the Movies

“Maine has had a connection with the movies since, well … since there have been movies. More than 80 motion pictures have been set in Maine since the first one all the way back in 1910.

“The Maine Film Center and 19 other arts and education organizations and independent cinemas have joined together to present “Maine in the Movies” from March 5-15, a statewide, 17-city festival of 35 films set in Maine. The festival serves as part of the celebration of the state’s Bicentennial.”

See the entire article – from THE MAINE EDGE – and check out the schedule of screenings below.

Cabin Fever Film Fest

A wee taste of CIFF in the dead of winter… when we need it most.

The Cabin Fever Film Fest returns to the historic Camden Opera House February 28 – March 1, 2020 with another great weekend of documentary film!

7 Films | Storyforms VR Installations | Merch Yardsale | Parties

Maine Film Office Announces Accomplishments and Looks Ahead at 2020

AUGUSTA, Maine – The recently submitted Maine Attraction Film Incentive Plan Annual Report from the Maine Film Office (MFO) illustrates that 2019 was a profitable year for Maine’s film industry and that production companies are drawn to the state in large part due to Maine’s film-friendly reputation.

In 2019, six productions applied for and received a Maine Media Production Certificate through the Maine Attraction Film Incentive Plan. The plan’s credit and reimbursements accounted for $160,229 paid to productions, while the anticipated amount of visual media production expenses generated in Maine will be more than $3,380,000.